Our fellow gardeners at Battery Park and The High Line are flushing out their gardens with their irrigation systems. We have no irrigation in any of our gardens. What to do? Everything looks good now, but that doesn't mean anything. It's a wait and see game. We are taking our lists of plants for each garden and are in the process of finding a way social media can help us. Almost every large garden, divides their plants in the Spring and almost every garden has some extra. Modeled on seed exchanges; we are building a network, so we can have a much needed plant exchange in the Spring. There just might be a silver lining to this horticultural disaster: a real cross-pollution of plants and friendships.
I found this little article from the University of Connecticut, Department of Plant Science helpful.